Kaspersky Software Traces Found at About 15 Percent of US Agencies: Official

About 15 percent of US government agencies have detected some trace of Russian company Kaspersky Lab’s software on their systems in a review prompted by concerns the antivirus firm is vulnerable to Kremlin influence, a security official told Congress on Tuesday. Jeanette Manfra, assistant secretary for cyber security at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), […]

Free Upgrades to Windows 10 to End on December 31, Microsoft Reveals

If you use Microsoft’s accessibility features and want a free upgrade to Windows 10, better hurry up because Microsoft is closing this last deal on December 31. Microsoft mostly stopped offering free upgrades to Windows 10 in July last year but users who use accessibility features, got an extension of that promo, a report in ZDNet said on Saturday. […]

Intel, AMD Jointly Developing New Mobile 8th Gen Core CPU With Integrated Radeon Graphics

HIGHLIGHTS The companies’ announcements indicate a single chip is in development It will have an 8th Gen Core CPU and AMD Radeon GPU on the same package The product is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2018 In a surprise move that turns decades of PC industry history on its head, Intel and AMD have announced a […]

Microsoft’s Near Share to Bring AirDrop-Like Experience to Windows 10

HIGHLIGHTS Latest Windows 10 Insider Build includes Near Share feature The feature uses Bluetooth to enable wireless file transfer functionality The new Insider Preview build also has “Mute-a-Tab” option on Edge Attempting to counter Apple, Microsoft has built its own AirDrop alternative for Windows 10 which it calls “Near Share”. The new feature has started been in testing in […]

Royal Children’s Hospital staff ripped off in computer pay glitch

HUNDREDS of Royal Children’s Hospital staff have either not been paid or been underpaid due to a payroll glitch that has plagued the hospital for two months. The introduction of a new payroll system in May, which is overseen by Melbourne Health, has left many of the RCH’s 5000 medical and other workers with empty […]

People are already replacing their desktop computers with smartglasses

In the tech industry, “dogfooding” is a common term that describes when companies make their employees use the software and hardware they make, so that bugs can be caught and everyday improvements can be dreamed up before the product ever hits the market. Recently, the most powerful companies in Silicon Valley have shown significant interest in augmented […]

More women and minorities than ever are taking college-level computer courses in high school

The share of women and underrepresented minorities taking computer science for college credit in high school spiked, thanks in part to a second Advanced Placement computer science course that launched this year. Part of the credit also belongs to Code.org, a nonprofit that teaches K-12 computer science curriculum and has been working to bring more women […]

The Computer That Ran for School President

It was the leading edge of the era of personal computers. The IBM 360, first released in 1964, was the first big overhaul of IBM’s computer mainframe since 1952. It had what was, at the time, notable amounts of storage—1024 KB. It was the computer that had helped men reach the moon. It could probably handle […]

Adding New Fonts to the Computer

Q. I want to buy a new font online for my Mac, but how do I get it on my system? A. The Mac operating system includes a utility called Font Book that you can use to add, remove and organize the fonts on your computer. You can find the program in your Mac’s Applications folder. Photo The Font Book […]